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Ohanaeze to capture data of all Igbo, groups in diaspora

By Chinonso Alozie Ohanaeze Ndigbo says it will soon commence compiling the data of Ndigbo overseas and outside Igbo land with a view to ensuring their protection and well-being. It will also explore opportunities at all federal ministries and agencies with a view to ensuring their proper representation and fair positioning. According to a statement  […]

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Buhari approves nominees for sovereign investment authority

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved appointments of those that will manage Nigeria’s investments and save for the future of the country. The president approved the list of nominees into the reconstituted board of directors of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, it was gathered. The approval was announced by the agency, on Wednesday, March 22 in […]

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Okowa tasks judiciary on speedy trial of kidnappers

By Festus Ahon ASABA—DELTA State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, charged the judiciary to ensure the speedy dispensation of kidnap cases, saying that the judiciary remains the last bastion  of hope for the common man. He also inaugurated Mr Dennis Agbaga as a member of the Judiciary Service Commission, JSC. GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa Okowa, who […]

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Clampdown on AI offices: Falana writes Buhari

Legal luminary and constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to put an end to the invasion of Abuja offices of the Amnesty International. This came in form of a letter Falana wrote to the President, dated March 22. The letter titled, Re: […]

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DSS arrests fleeing Boko Haram member in Ekiti with AK-47

…Nabs abductors of German nationals in Kaduna From: Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed that its mop-up operations to significantly degrade the capabilities of hoodlums, kidnappers and Book Haram terrorists in the country have resulted in their arrests including the abductors of two German nationals in Kaduna and a fleeing […]

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Gombe expends N1b on water treatment plant annually

From: Ali Abare, Gombe The Gombe State Water Board said it expended N1 billion annually on servicing the treatment plant located in Dadin-Kowa, which is the major source of drinking water in the state. General Manager of the board, Engineer Isa Mohammed, disclosed on Wednesday, in a chat with journalists, as part of activities marking […]

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Multiple blasts kill 4, injure 18 in Maiduguri IDPs camps

*as Police, SEMA say camps not officially-recognised From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Five suicide bombers who found their ways into camps for displaced Boko Haram victims, on Wednesday, blew up themselves, killing four persons and injuring 18 others. The suicide bombers sneaked into Gulumba, Muna Da’ati and Sini Baya IDPs camps located at Muna area at […]

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How public school girls learn coding at JOEF

By Laju Iren SLOWLY, the gender ceiling in Information and Communications Technology is being lifted across Nigeria. Although there is still a wide gap, more women and girls are gaining  access, training  and employment in the field. However, change is oozing much more slowly into the grassroots. Many girls at the lower rungs of the […]

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Why I’m yet to appoint Commissioners —Obaseki

By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN—GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, yesterday, gave reasons why he is yet to appoint Commissioners and Special Advisers, saying that he needed to sanitize the ministries and set up a template with which would be commissioners would work. The governor disclosed that he would send the list of commissioner nominees to […]

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I joined APC to help consolidate Gov. Bello’s achievements – Kogi lawmaker

From: Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Member, representing Yagba East State Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. (Alh.) Musa Jimoh Omiata, has shed more light over his defection from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He explained that his decision was geared toward consolidating Governor Yahaya Bello’s progressing achievements […]

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ABOMINATION IN DELTA: Prince rapes Princess in palace, flees

  From Paul Osuyi, Asaba A Prince (names withheld) in Idumuje-Ugboko community, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State is now on the run after he was said to have desecrated the Palace by defiling a 14-year-old Princess. This was even as operatives of Delta State Police Command have spread out their dragnets for […]

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DELSU VC, others shun Delta lawmakers’ invitation

From: Paul Osuyi, Asaba Authorities  of the Delta State University, Abraka,may have shunned an invitation by the state House of Assembly Standing Committee on Public Petition following an earlier invitation sent to the institution to appear before it. The committee had invited the university’s management following petitions alleging that the institution withheld a degree result […]

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Gov Ortom survives auto crash

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State was, yesterday, involved in a car accident when a commercial car rammed into his convoy. Ortom, however, escaped unhurt! The governor was returning from Zaki Biam, where he had gone to carry out an assessment of the attack by gunmen on International Yam Market, when the accident occurred. The […]

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Enyeama makes Ligue 1 Team of the week

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama have been listed in the Ligue 1 Team of the Week in France following a fantastic showing at the weekend against Olympique Marseille. File: Enyeama Vincent Lille OSC had struggled on home soil this season, failing to win any of their last five matches while Europa League chasing Marseille […]

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Mbisiogu’s development efforts in Ideato

By Dickson Okafor The philanthropy  of Mr. Festus  Mbisiogu has touched the lives of many people in some communities in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State . He has helped many people through his various community development projects. Until recently, people in the local council area were struggling to survive without basic amenities […]

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Lalong declares 3 free working days to mourn slumped commissioner

From: Gyang Bere, Jos Governor Simon Lalongof Plateau State has declared three free working days to mourn the Commissioner of Housing and Urban Development, Arch. Samuel Galadima. The commissioner had, in the early hours of Wednesday, slumped and died during the regular forth-nightly Physical exercise at Rwang Pam Township Stadium in Jos. Lalong, in a […]

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My life has been altered, cries mother of electrocuted children

By Perez Brisibe ASABA—No word could best capture the pains and desolation of Ms Favour Gabriel as she recounted how her three children were electrocuted in their Eku home in Delta State, saying her life has been altered. The children were John Oluwadare, 15; Elizabeth Adam, 9, and Blessed Adam 6. John, Elizabeth & Blessed […]

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‘African Telcos prioritize new skills to stay afloat’

By Emmanuel Elebeke TELECOMUNICATION companies across Africa are increasingly focusing on effectively maximizing their return on investment from data and on monetizing emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive and afloat, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has said. IDC said this is due to increasing competition which is forcing the […]

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Nigeria’s ports record 59.5% increase in vessel calls, 80.1% in gross tonnage

By Godwin Oritse DESPITE the recessionary economic environment Nigeria recorded about 59.5 percent increase in vessel traffic at the various sea ports in 2016. Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, who disclosed this in Lagos, yesterday, said that 370 vessels called at the ports across the country in 2016 […]

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Collapsed Enugu Prisons sewage unsettles traders, residents

By Dennis Agbo ENUGU- The Enugu Maximum Security Prison, built in 1915 for 638 inmates, now houses 1,800 inmates. The overcrowding has however, overstretched facilities in the prisons most of which had not been improved upon or maintained since their establishment over 102 years ago, thus compounding the problems for the inmates and warders. However, […]

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Eagles look sharp in training – Iheanacho

Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is pleased to see his Super Eagles colleagues looking sharp in their first training session at the Barnet Ground in London, England ahead of friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Super Eagles training in London Iheanacho is one of six forwards invited for the games against Senegal on Thursday and […]

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Southeast Youth Summit:Forgive us, we failed this generation —Leaders

By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri SOUTHEAST youths have been advised to forgive their leaders for failing to provide them the conducive environment to fulfill their dreams. Some of the leaders spoke to Southeast Voice at a symposium in Owerri, organized by Osiqwe Anyiam Osiqwe foundation. A senatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, […]

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Standard & Poor’s affirms Nigeria’s B/B rating

By Babajide Komolafe Standard andPoor’s, yesterday, retained Nigeria’s sovereign credit rating at B/B, stable economic outlook. In a statement, the company projected that Nigeria’s economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2017 and by 3.4 percent by 2020. The company said: “The ratings on Nigeria are constrained by our view of its low level of […]

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Community laments dearth of social amenities

By Dennis Agbo and Ejiofor Ugwu THE people of Umuokoro   Autonomous Community of Inyi in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State have asked the state government to come to their aid by providing them with basic social amenities. The Traditional Prime Minister of the community, Chief Godwin Ogbonna, who spoke in an […]

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Rohr angry!

Super Eagles coaches are unhappy with the withdrawal of Moses from the national team squad days leading up to their first friendly against Senegal. Manager Rohr was visibly angry with Moses during the face-to-face discussion he had with the Chelsea wing-back on Monday. Rhor Victor Moses has stated that he only showed up at the […]

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‘It’s time for new deal, if broadband should reach everyone’

By Emmanuel Elebeke THE Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development in its 2017 Spring Meeting in Hong Kong, SAR of China, weekend, announced its commitment to concrete actions that will spur the roll-out of broadband around the world. Broadband Currently, some five billion people are without mobile broadband access, meaning that the paths to access digital […]

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Call Okorocha to order, UPP tells Buhari, APC, Ohanaeze

By Emeka Mamah ENUGU—The United Progressive Party, UPP, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to call Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State to order. The UPP National Chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie who made the call at a news briefing in Enugu yesterday, said  that Okorocha has turned himself into […]

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Ekiti farmers protest N35m crops destruction by herdsmen

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti — Some graduate commercial farmers at Oke Ako –Ipao axis of Ekiti State, yesterday protested the alleged destruction of crops worth N35 million by suspected herdsmen grazing their cattle in the area. The angry farmers, who stormed the State House of Assembly with placards of different inscriptions, also visited the offices […]

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‘Great Wall of Lagos’ near completion

By Chris Onuoha The Great Wall of Lagos, a cynosural revetment that will protect the new Eko Atlantic city Lagos from ocean surge has surpassed 6 kilometres length in construction, and nearing completion to meet the target time. The great wall, which will reach 8.5 kilometers upon completion, is a large armoured embankment that protects […]

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Journalists, others escape death in Gov Ortom’s convoy accident

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Ten journalists, including Special Adviser to Benue State Governor on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua and the state Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Atsaka,  yesterday escaped death by the whiskers as the convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom got involved in an accident. Other journalists involved in the […]

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Edo police parade suspected killers of ex-council boss, pastor

From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin City Edo State Police Command yesterday, paraded different gangs of notorious armed robbers and serial killers responsible for last week’s  killings of former Etsako East Local Government Area Chairman, Suleiman Afegbua and Pastor Godwin Akpoguenabor. According to the police, the gangs were also responsible for the killing of a business woman, […]

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N5bn fake tyres: Chinese, Nigerian get N10m bail

By Lukman Olabiyi Two Chinese  and a Nigerian docked before the Federal High Court, Lagos for allegedly importing sub-standard automobile tyres worth about N5 billions, yesterday  got bail in the sum of N10 million, with two sureties each in like sum. The accused are Taolung Shen, Xu Jing Yao and Chinedu Madubuike as well as […]

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Nobody’ll disrupt Bonny Jetty construction, says Wike

• Obuah lauds gov’s special Ogoni amnesty programme From Chris Anucha, Port Harcourt rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike  has  said    nobody  will be allowed to stop progress of construction  work at the Bille/ Bonny Jetty. Addressing youths near the project site after his inspection visit yesterday, Wike advised them to support and cooperate with the contractors. He […]

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NASS, Presidency cooperation panacea for National development- Senate Leader

The National Assembly and the Presidency will continue their mutual cooperation for the development of the country and the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan disclosed this on Tuesday during a visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that it was important for the two tiers […]

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Naira continues to appreciate/gain weight against dollar

The Naira has continued to appreciate  and gain weight against the dollar at the parallel market, newsmen report. The Nigerian currency on Tuesday afternoon traded at N420 (buying rate) and N430 (selling rate), while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N530 and N450 respectively. Trading on the floor of the Bureau De Change […]

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French interior minister resigns over jobs for daughters

French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned on Tuesday after revelations that he hired his two teenage daughters as parliamentary aides, while denying any wrongdoing. Le Roux, 51, said he did not want the investigation into the contracts, for which his daughters earned a total of 55,000 euros ($59,500), to “undermine the work of the […]

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4 men, woman face N37.6m goods theft charge

Four men and a woman, who allegedly stole 495 cartons of women shoes and bags valued at N37.6 million, were on Tuesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. They were, however, released on N300,000 bail each with two sureties each in like sum. The accused — Kareem Jimoh:32; Blessing Adeyeye: 23; Jamie […]

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Niger Delta: Return to site in 30 days, FG orders contractors

By Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja In order to accelerate the implementation of the new vision for the development of the Niger Delta, the Federal Government has issued a new set of directives, one of which is a 30-day ultimatum to contractors working in the region, to return to site or face prosecution. Senior Special Assistant on Media […]

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Lawmakers/Customs CG rift: AGF writes Senate

• Says Ali can’t appear before senators, cites court case as APC intervenes By Iheanacho Nwosu, Romanus Ugwu and Fred Itua, Abuja Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has written to the Senate, on the upper legislative chamber’s face-off with Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Services (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali […]

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Akwa Ibom Assembly sacks officers over move to impeach speaker

From Joe Effiong, Uyo Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has sacked Deputy House Leader and the Deputy Chief Whip, Mr. Aniekan Bassey and Mr. Nse Essien from Uruan and Onna, respectively. The leadership change was sequel to a letter signed by 17 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House and addressed to […]

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Environmental action: Why illegal shanties, unwholesome habitation were cleared around Otodo Gbame – Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday clarified its position on why illegal shanties and unwholesome habitation were cleared around Ilado and seafront areas beside Freedom Road, in Lekki, Lagos. The Government said the Environment Ministry’s action was carried out in order to forestall an environmental disaster and another round of deadly skirmishes that led to […]

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Premier League 2017/18 season gets fixture release date

Premier League clubs will discover their fixture schedule for the 2017/18 season on Wednesday, June 14. The announcement will be made at 9am, with the season expected to get underway earlier than the 2016/17 campaign due to next year’s World Cup in Russia. Arsenal’s French defender Laurent Koscielny (R) cuts out a through ball intended […]

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Anambra Central Polls : We’ll field candidate, win – APC

By Chidi Nnadi, Enugu, Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka and Emmanuel Uzor,  Abakaliki All Progressives Congress (APC), Anambra State chapter, yesterday disagreed with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the status of the party in the pending Anambra Central Senatorial rerun election. The party insisted  that it must field a candidate in the election. INEC Chairman, […]

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Senate set to boil

• Ndume faces suspension over comments • Saraki, Melaye under investigation From Fred Itua,  Abuja Fresh crisis may hit the Senate over moves to sanction immediate-past Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, for what lawmakers described as “unparliamentary” utterances. This is coming at a time senators have resolved to investigate Senate President, Bukola Saraki over alleged importation […]

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APC to intervene in Senate, Ali face-off

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said it would intervene in the face-off between the Senate and Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd). APC The party made this known in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in Abuja. The party said that it took the decision after […]

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Tukur Buratai, Sadique Abubakar brief Buhari on operations

The heads of the Nigerian Army and that of the Air Force on Tuesday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on their operations and reassured him of their unalloyed loyalty. Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai The meetings with Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, […]

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Surety turns accused for alleged failure to produce suspect

A 34-year-old surety, Emmanuel Obijekwu, who allegedly failed to produce a suspect on bail at the police station, was on Tuesday charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused, who resides at No. 3, Ore-Ofe St., Okokomaiko, on the outskirts of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and intent to pervert […]

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Lai Mohammed says flight operations in Kaduna airport successful

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Tuesday that a flight operation in Kaduna Airport following the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has so far recorded success. Mohammed stated this on Tuesday after a facility tour of Kaduna airport with newsmen together with the Minister of State, Aviation. Newsmen […]

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Supreme Court reins in U.S president’s appointment powers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put new restrictions on presidential powers, limiting a president’s authority to staff certain top government posts in a case involving an appointment to the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB). The court decided 6-2 to uphold a lower court’s ruling that former President Barack Obama exceeded his legal authority with […]

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Allwell Orji: Police not sure of identity of body recovered

The Lagos Police Tuesday have said that they are not sure of the identity of the body recovered from the Lagos Lagoon, after confirming that the body of Dr. Allwell Orji who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Sunday had been recovered. Vanguard had earlier reported the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, […]

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NYSC, CLTC moves to strengthen partnership

The National Youth Service Corps has assured of commitment to strengthening its partnership with the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (CLTC) for the mutual benefit of both organizations. The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, gave the assurance when he received the Acting Director-General of the CLTC, Mr. Jonah Bitrus Bawa, who paid him a […]

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Alleged N108m forex fraud: Court remands lawyer in prison

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday remanded a lawyer, Oluwafunmilayo Ademosun, in Ikoyi Prison, for allegedly defrauding a company of N108 million. Justice Josephine Oyefeso, who ordered the remand. said that the defendant should remain in the prison until March 24 when he should file the necessary applications. The court also fixed between April 7 […]

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FG will, can monitor immigrants, Dambazau says

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government would and could monitor all immigrants to enhance national security. Dambazau said this while addressing State House Correspondents on the new Immigration Policy which the Nigeria Immigration Service was due to implement. “It is possible to monitor all immigrants from […]

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9 ways to save a receding hairline

A receding hairline is usually more common in men than women, nevertheless it’s a menace suffered by all. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares 9 ways to help stop and regrow a receding hairline. Avoid Too Much Styling Excessive styling tends to cause front hair loss and thus a receding hairline. Hairstyles like […]

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Bishops to Otobo: Be-careful, stop spoiling the man of God’s name

The Niger Delta Bishops and Ministers Forum (NDBMF) has cautioned,  Miss Stephanie Otobo, to stop blackmailing and spoiling the name of Apostle Johnson Suleiman,  the General Oversee of the Omega Fire Ministries. His Eminence, Dr. Julius Ediwe, the president of NDBMF said, “We want to let Nigerians and the whole world know that this is just […]

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Breaking: Atedo Peterside resigns as Stanbic IBTC Chairman

The Chairman of Stanbic IBTC Plc , Mr. Atedo Peterside, Tuesday announced his resignation from the board of the bank after serving for 10 years. His resignation takes effect on March 31, 2017 More details soon The post Breaking: Atedo Peterside resigns as Stanbic IBTC Chairman appeared first on Vanguard News.

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UNILORIN fire incident: VC fingers saboteurs

From: LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, on Tuesday, blamed the recent fire incident that ravaged the institution’s multi-million naira teak plantation on sabotage. He equally traced the recent criticisms of his administration in certain quarters to succession struggle as his tenure as the vice chancellor will end […]

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Uniform controversy: lawyer sues Senate

An Abuja-based lawyer has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order to restrain the National Assembly from compelling retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) from wearing uniform. Mr Mohammed Ibrahim, the plaintiff in the suit, made copies of the process available to newsmen on Tuesday. The suit listed […]

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Use social media to curb sexual violence on children–Lawyers

Some female lawyers have called for the use of social media, as a means to address the menace of sexual harassment of children. They said this in separate interviews in Lagos that the psychological effects of sexual harassment of girls and boys were profound and needed to be eradicated. Mrs Amaka Agbakoba-Onyejianya, a Lawyer said that […]

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Wage bill fraud: Fear grips Bayelsa workers as ICPC joins verification team

From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa There was disquiet in Bayelsa State Civil Service and the eight Local Government councils over the involvement of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences‎ (ICPC) in fresh verification exercises aimed to tackle issues of wage bill fraud and ghost workers in the state. Governor Seriake Dickson, disturbed by the […]

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Ekweremadu canvasses return of mission schools to original owners

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged the Federal Government to return mission schools to the original owners. He said this at the 46th convocation of Bigard Memorial Seminary in Enugu. Ekweremadu noted that the failed government in building upon the successes recorded before the forceful takeover of the schools. He also raised alarm over […]

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Cameroon expels 2,600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram carnage

More than 2,600 Nigerians, who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram carnage, have been forced to return home since the start of the year, the United Nations said, on Tuesday. Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, which has seen deadly attacks since 2009 in pursuit of a caliphate […]

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School Feeding Programme: FG to investigate alleged diversion of fund -Minister

From: Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Minister of State for Budget and Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, on Tuesday, said the Federal Government would investigate the alleged non-payment of some food vendors engaged for the FG’s Homegrown School Feeding Programme. The Minister who spoke to newsmen shortly after inspecting the school feeding programme at St Paul’s Demonstration School, […]

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Ebonyi APC crisis deepens, as chair raps Oyegun, Onu

From: Emmanuel Uzor,  Abakaliki The crisis rocking the Ebonyi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reached a crescendo with members accusing  the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, of masterminding the crisis in the party. Chairman of the party in the state, Ben Nwobasi, said the leadership tussle between  him […]

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CAF: Ngadiuba congratulates Pinnick

The President of Ngadiuba Grassroot soccer project has joined in congratulating Amaju Pinnick on his election into the exalted CAF Executive Committee. Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, floored Republic of Benin’s Moucharaf Anjorin in one of the elections at Nelson Mandela Hall at the AU Building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ‘’We salute […]

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Buhari condemns Benue, others killings, condoles families

* Orders security agencies to bring perpetrators to book ‎From: Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja‎ President Muhammadu Buhari  has condemned, in strong terms, Monday’s killings in Zaki Biam by unknown gunmen resulting in the loss of lives.‎ The President, who described the attack as wicked, has also directed security agencies to begin immediate investigation with a view […]

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Stakeholders stage walk to promote oral hygiene practices

By Gloria Orogun Members of the  Nigeria Dental Association, NDA, employees of Unilever Nigeria Plc, dental practitioners, and other stakeholders, weekend took to the street of Lagos to sensitise Nigerians on oral hygiene practices as part of activities to this year’s Oral Health Day. The Annual Oral Health Walk which kicked-off from the Lagos University […]

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Bakers appeal to FG to access forex from CBN

Bakers in Lagos State have appealed to the Federal Government to allow them to source foreign exchange from CBN window pending the abundance of locally produced wheat in the country. Chairman of Lagos State Chapter of Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, Prince Jacob Adejorin, made the appeal while speaking, on Tuesday, in […]

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INEC to meet Judiciary over conflicting court orders

By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said yesterday it has so far conducted no fewer than 167 elections in the aftermath of the 2015 general elections. INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a consultative meeting with media executives in Abuja. “Arising from court-ordered rerun elections and end of tenure governorship […]

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Electricity: AfDB to invest $12b in Nigeria, others

By Ediri Ejoh THE Africa DevelopmentBank, AfDB, has stated that it is set to invest about $12 billion under its new deal with ‘Energy for Africa’, in the next five years. The goal, according to the bank, is to connect 130 million households through the grid, 75 million people through off-grid and provide some 130 […]

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Gbazueagu, Onyeagocha head S’ East APC fund-raising, disciplinary c’ttees

From: Chidi Nnadi, Enugu The South-East zone of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has inaugurated disciplinary and fund raising/finance committees to ensure the party has a firm grip of the region. The disciplinary committee is headed by a former member of the Federal House of Representatives from Imo State, Hon. Uche Onyeagocha, while the  fund […]

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IBEDC to invest $400m in metering programme, network infrastructure

By Sebastine Obasi THE Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) said it has attracted $400 million investment from Trans Sahara Consortium to fund its planned installation of smart metering programme, infrastructure upgrade within the distribution area of the company, and put a stop to energy theft which is  a huge revenue drain in the sector. Speaking […]

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Senate to stop political appointees from heading govt agencies

By Henry Umoru ABUJA—WORRIED by the appointment of politicians by the Federal Government to head agencies and parastatals, ahead of career civil servants, the Senate is currently working on a bill to halt the practice. According to the Senate, it is a disservice for civil servants not to be given the opportunity to head organisations […]

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Osinbajo tasks stakeholders in education to evolve better techniques

By Dayo Adesulu & Levinus Nwabughiogu Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has called on stakeholders in the education sector to evolve better teaching and learning techniques that will address contemporary challenges confronting societies in modern times. Prof. Osinbajo stated this yesterday while receiving a delegation from the West African Examination Council, WAEC, led by its […]

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Onigbinde to Ahmad: Avoid Hayatou’s mistakes

Former FIFA and CAF instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has thrown his weight behind the change in leadership of the Confederation of African Football. Ahmad Ahmad defeated incumbent Issa Hayatou 34 votes to 20 at the 39th Caf Ordinary General Assembly held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ahmad Ahmad And the former Fifa technical member who feels […]

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Return mission schools to owners, Ekweremadu tells FG

By Henry Umoru ENUGU—DEPUTY Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday asked the Federal Government to urgently return mission schools to their original owners. Ekweremadu, who spoke at the 46th convocation of Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, said the call became imperative because government had failed in building upon the successes recorded before the forceful takeover of the […]

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Beware of Yoruba tiger’s tail

By Yinka Odumakin THE Yorubas say that you learn how to state your case not the art of fighting. The meaning of that is that he would only fight as a last resort. The depth of his philosophy tells you that he is running from a fight not because he is a coward but for […]

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Woman jumps into canal at Mile 2

LAGOS — An unidentified woman yesterday jumped into the canal from Maza-Maza Bridge in the Mile 2 area of Lagos. The woman was however, lucky, as rescuers fished her out before she could drown. A witness said the woman, dressed in a blouse and trousers, was trekking and got to the middle of the bridge, […]

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Food preservatives generally regarded as safe

— Prof. Babatunde Oguntona, Chairman, Nigerian Beverages Panel OVER the past week, Nigerians have been inundated with various reports about safety of soft drinks. Specifically, the controversy has been on a preservative known as benzoic acid, used in soft drinks and other food products. Good Health Weekly sought the view of a scientist who is […]

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House Speaker Resigns, As APC Make Shocking MOVE

The Speaker, resigned after he was accused of withdrawing N15 million from the Assembly’s account without the knowledge of the principal officers. The Ondo State House of Assembly, has appointed an Acting Speaker, Malachi Coker, following the resignation of the Speaker, Jumoke Akindele, on Monday, in Akure. The Lawmakers at the plenary session, also appointed […]

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Election Campaign promises!!! 'Free Bags Of Rice For All Till 2019' – Buhari Promises Hungry Nigerians

Election 2019 Campaign promises!!! President Muhamamdu Buhari, through his Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, says efforts to get the nation out of its present economic challenges, are beginning to yield positive results, especially in agriculture. \ The Presidential Aide, who made this disclosure in Abuja, on Sunday, revealed that an increase in the volume of rice […]

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Umar urges Buhari to delay release of Paris Club refund

By Dapo Akinrefon A former Military Governor of Kaduna State, Col Abubakar Umar (rtd.), has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to delay the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refund, accusing state governors of diverting the first tranche of payment. Prseident Muhammadu Buhari Umar, in a statement, lampooned state governors for failing to pay salaries […]

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Vanguard Publisher commends Verdant Zeal’s plan for the needy

By Gabriel Olawale Lagos—The Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Sam Amuka-Pemu has commended Verdant Zeal for raising funds for the needy in the society through its photo exhibition. Speaking weekend during the exhibition held at Renaissance Hotels in Lagos, Amuka-Pemu said that aside from the pictures being displayed for sale, people should support  the initiative. […]

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I didn’t reject chieftaincy title from Olubadan — Tinubu

LAGOS—Former Lagos state governor and All Progressive Congress, APC, national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed rumour making the rounds in some quarters that he rejected a chieftaincy title offered him by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Ajeogungunniso I. In a statement by his media team yesterday, Tinubu rebuffed the claim that has […]

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Mane vows to maim Eagles

The poster boy of Senegalese football Sadio Mané has predicted that The Lions of Teranga will beat the Super Eagles when the two African powerhouses clash on Thursday in an international friendly in London. Sadio Mane Three-time African champions Nigeria have not been beaten by their next opponents in the last forty years, with their […]

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Nigerian cardiologists record breakthrough in heart surgery

Cardiovascular care and training recorded a major feat in Nigeria as two Consultant Cardiologists who have been training as Interventional Cardiologist at Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, made history when they solely performed Cardiac Catheterization at the centre on Sunday. Cardiac catheterization is a procedure to examine how well the heart […]

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4 die in Kwara farmers, herdsmen clash

By Demola Akinyemi ILORIN—FOUR persons have been feared killed in a clash between the residents of Yakira community in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State and herdsmen. It was alleged that the community killed three herdsmen in retaliation to the killing of an indigene. The man, whose corpse was found in his farm, […]

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at 80

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, added the ‘’rank” of an octogenarian to his epaulettes of a retired Army General and two-time Nigerian leader on Saturday, 5th March, 2017. Olusegun Obasanjo President Muhammadu Buhari, in a congratulatory message, described Obasanjo as a global citizen. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, at one of the events to mark the birthday […]

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61-yr-old man beheads lady seeking spiritual cleansing

By Esther Onyegbula LAGOS—A 61-year-old landlord, Toafeek Hassan, was, yesterday, arrested with fresh human head and other body parts of a lady he was alleged to have murdered, at Ikoga community in Badagry area of Lagos, Sunday. Vanguard gathered that the deceased, a yet-to-be identified lady, approached Hassan, a cleric, for spiritual cleansing in Sango […]

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Criminals on the highway

•Robbers, kidnappers, ritualists takeover major roads By Henry Umahi (kinghenrysun@yahoo.com) While returning from the 80th birthday celebration of Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, which took place in Abeokuta, former Managing Director of the Daily Times of Nigeria Plc, Dr Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo, was involved in a motor accident. And the man died. He was trying […]

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The Hausa Fulani, the Yoruba and the slaughter in Ile-Ife (1)

I have been reluctant to write anything about the clash between the Yoruba and the Hausa Fulani in the ancient city of Ile-Ife and in which far many more people were killed than anyone cares to publicly admit. I was reluctant because Ile-Ife happens to be the home of my ancestors and indeed my hometown […]

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Stop running unaccredited courses, COREN warns VCs

From Magnus Eze, Abuja The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has warned vice chancellors of universities against running unaccredited/expired engineering programmes. The caution came as the 153rd ordinary meeting of the council, held in Abuja, approved the report of the accreditation visitations to the Bayero University, Kano, and University of Port Harcourt, […]

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Buhari absent at presidential debate

On this day in March 2003, it was announced that All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) failed to appear at presidential debate organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON). He was  paired with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Obasanjo who turned up for the programme. […]

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FG mulls alternative source of fund for N’Delta devt

From Fred Ezeh, Abuja  Federal Government is considering alternative sources of funding that would be used to sustain infrastructural and human capital development in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. The search, according to government, would be spearheaded by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, saddled with the responsibility of formulating policies for the development of […]

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NNPC to generate 4,000MW of power

From Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday said it was planning to generate about 4,000 megawatts of power in the next 10 years to boost the supply in the country. Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power, NNPC, Saidu Mohammed, made the disclosure at the 2017 retreat of the Autonomous Business Unit (Gas […]

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